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Same time, same place but no sense of déjà vu - Man City v QPR

Two years and 362 days ago Queen’s Park Rangers came to the Etihad Stadium, desperately seeking a result to dig themselves out of the relegation mire. Their hosts just needed to win to ensure their first ever Premier League crown and be acclaimed as Champions of England after a 44-year wait. Three years on, and both Manchester City and QPR would happily embrace the circumstances that prevailed on May 13th, […]

Never in doubt...AGUUEERRRRRRRRROOO

As Queen’s Park Rangers return to the Etihad Stadium almost three years to the day of Manchester City’s finest hour, Read But Never Red has raided the vaults to dust off the original match report from that fateful, lucky 13th day of May back in 2012. Read it ‘drink it in’…and refresh those wonderful memories. City, circa 2015, need to rediscover their thirst for glory, first by clinching this year’s runners-up […]

Will the tide turn for Pellegrini? QPR 2 Man City 2

It’s easy to be ‘PC’ and support your ‘MP’ when he’s riding the crest of a wave, but it takes a little more than political correctness to swim against a tide of perceived failure and maintain faith in stormy seas. As a vortex of negativity threatens to drag Manuel Pellegrini under, drowning his managerial reign and washing away Manchester City’s hopes of major honours, those demanding his head would do […]

Fruit & nut on the menu - QPR v Man City

A fixture that could once have been regarded as easy as picking low hanging fruit, is now a potential banana skin for Premier League Champions Manchester City. Invariably where there’s fruit there’s often a nut, and one Joseph Barton, pseudo philosopher, tweeter extraordinaire and England footballer of 12 minutes standing, will be present as QPR take on City at Loftus Road. Joey’s sole senior international appearance came as a 78th […]

QPR 0 MAN CITY 0 - Hail Cesar! - Julio repels Mancini marauders

One of Roberto Mancini’s finest signings could yet cost Manchester City a second consecutive Premier League title – and no, he’s not called Balotelli. As ‘Super’, ‘Mad’ or just plain maverick Mario, heads back to his boyhood heroes AC Milan, it’s a man who hails from the opposite side of the Milanese divide who held Mancini’s men at bay. Recalled by the Brazilian national squad for next month’s friendly against […]

QPR v MAN CITY - City to give 'Arry a ton of trouble

In form Manchester City will be hoping to celebrate a Premier League century with a difference by inflicting the 100th top flight defeat on Queens Park Rangers. With a perfect record in 2013 comprising five wins, 11 scored and none conceded, City head to Loftus Road looking for a re-run of  recent encounters between the two sides, having emerged victorious and hitting three goals on each occasion. If Roberto Mancini’s […]